Best Management Practices

Landscape water conservation guidelines:  

  • Irrigate to meet plant requirements, not to a fixed schedule
  • Check soil moisture depth (6 to 8 inches for trees and shrubs, 4 to 6 inches for turf)
  • Water only when soil has dried out
  • Spot-irrigate dry spots
  • Water deeply and as infrequently as possible
  • Water between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. to reduce evaporation
  • Water in calm conditions to reduce evaporation
  • Adjust and repair irrigation system as required
  • If turf does not spring back 20 minutes after being walked on, it needs water
  • Water if turf color changes from green to blue-gray
  • If you can only insert a screwdriver 2 inches or less the turf needs water
  • Fertilize, mow, aerate and maintain landscape using recommended practices
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